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Humane Society of Warren County: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The Humane Society of Warren County purchased cat bordatella vaccinations. The animal shelter updated their medication/vaccination protocol to include vaccinating each cat who comes into the emergency shelter with a bordatella vaccination. HSWC was hopeful this would result in a reduction in upper-respiratory infections in our cat population and decrease illness within the shelter. The shelter evaluated the effectiveness by documenting the amount of respiratory illness in the shelter. The anticipated outcome was a decreased length of stay of adoptable cats.

Due to funding from the Petfinder Foundation, the Humane Society of Warren County was able to afford to offer bordatella vaccinations to the entire cat population at the shelter during a three-month period. That period was June through August 2016.

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In early July of 2016, a kitty named Two was surrendered to the Humane Society of Warren County. Two’s family moved away and left her behind. Two was only 2 years old and still had a lot of life ahead of her and love to give. After arriving at the shelter, Two was given all of her basic vaccinations (including cat bordetella) and was spayed. Once Two was healthy and spayed, she was placed for adoption. Two was featured our HSWC’s satellite location at the local Petco retail store. Two’s new human stopped by Petco and it was love at first sight. Her human was in search of a companion and Two was in search of a human and they lived happily ever after.

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